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Undervalued or Misunderstood: Youth Work and its contribution to Lifelong Learning.

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Harland, Ken and Morgan, Anthony (2010) Undervalued or Misunderstood: Youth Work and its contribution to Lifelong Learning. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work. , 23 . pp. 201-214. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This paper discusses the relevance of non formal educational experiences associated with youth work practice in Northern Ireland. It argues that while youth work is distinctly educational and involves constructive interventions with young people its role and contribution is often undervalued or misunderstood. Youth work plays a vital role in supporting young people through the increasingly prolonged and complex transition from youth to adulthood. While youth work sits within a theoretical framework of non formal education, its contribution to lifelong learning is perhaps of greater significance than has previously been recognised.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:youth work, lifelong learning, youth transitions
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:19319
Deposited By:Dr Ken Harland
Deposited On:30 Aug 2011 13:09
Last Modified:20 Mar 2012 12:21

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